Massimo’s friend Tomasso arrived within minutes of me sending the previous message and escorted me to the farm just outside the town itself. Here is a picture of the main house Here are the statistics for Rome to Sora – another long day! Cycling time: 8 hrs 7 mins 26 mins (the longest yet?)
Distance: 144.58 kms
Average speed: 17.7 kms/hr
Maximum speed: 60.0 kms/hr – an amazingly good quality downhill section of newly-laid road. A rare find in Italy… Eurovelo 5 distance: 2,746.5 kms
It was a little frustrating trying to get from Fiuggi to Sora. I knew that what I later discovered was called the ‘super-strada’ (a motorway in any other name) would not take bikes so try my best to take a route across the foothills from Alatri to Sora. The only problem was that the signs wanted to send me onto the ‘super-strada’. I tried my best but eventually they got the better of me and I ended up back in the valley following minor roads adjacent to the fake motorway. Frustrating!